Seventh Annual Premier Philanthropic Event Scheduled March 8, 2019 

LAS VEGAS (November 8, 2018) – The seventh annual One Night for One Drop event will take place at “O” Theatre at Bellagio Resort & Casino Friday, March 8, 2019. Tickets are on sale now for the one-night-only soirée benefiting One Drop, a world-renowned non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water around the globe. The philanthropic event, imagined by Cirque du Soleil, will feature an exclusive performance that will take guests on an empathetic journey drawing inspiration from human connection, friendship, beauty, nature, love and loss. 

Showcasing their highly regarded creativity, André Kasten and Leah Moyer are this year’s writer-director team and their imaginative choreography can be seen in shows worldwide including Mystère and The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil. All funds raised during the extravaganza will directly assist with One Drop’s humanitarian efforts as well as educational efforts throughout the Las Vegas valley.

“André and I are honored to be part of an event known for being such a force in providing safe water and improving living conditions to those who need it,” said Leah Moyer, Writer and Director. “Limited access to water is a very real thing. We wanted to create a show that not only reveals real-world issues and relevant conflicts happening today, but creatively connects our audience to them in a truly empathetic way. We should care when our brothers and sisters of the world are in need.”

Presented on the “O” stage, One Night for One Drop 2019 will feature a strong aquatic theme that incorporates water in ways audience members have never seen before. This year’s storyline takes the main character on a journey of enlightenment as it illustrates the evolution of man while encouraging change and hope for humanity. Portraying pivotal moments and tumultuous times, his counterpart personifies a magical perspective that necessary change begins with one.

André Kasten further explained, “When we were designing the theme of next year’s performance, we wanted to produce a creative and dynamic experience that also brings awareness to meaningful issues happening in the world today. The change we seek truly starts with ourselves.”

Individual, tax-deductible All-Access tickets are available for $3,000 and include an exclusive pre-show cocktail reception and post-show party complete with special performances, gourmet food and premium wine and spirits. Individual VIP tickets are available for $1,500 and include admission to the post-show cocktail party. Show-only tickets start at $125. Sponsorship packages, VIP and individual tickets are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1-844-33-WATER.

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Media Contacts
Tawny Strelic / Hannah Gornto
Kirvin Doak Communications
tstrelic@kirvindoak.com / hgornto@kirvindoak.com

Pien Koopman
One Drop Communications Manager
Pien.Koopman@cirquedusoleil.com

ABOUT ONE DROP™
One DropTM is an international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté with the vision of a better world, where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development, today and forever. Our mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water and sanitation to the most vulnerable communities through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art. Together with its partners, One Drop brings its unique Social Art for Behaviour Change™ approach to promote the adoption of healthy practices around water, sanitation and hygiene through locally inspired social art programs, empowering the communities to take ownership of the projects over time. For this to be possible, One Drop puts together novel fundraising initiatives supported by a visionary community of partners and donors. One Drop counts over 10 years of turning water into action with projects that will transform the lives of over 1.4 million beneficiaries around the world.  The foundation was recognized by Charity Intelligence as one of the 2018 Top 10 Impact Charities in Canada.

To learn more about One Drop, visit www.onedrop.org. Interact with One Drop on Facebook and Twitter at @onedrop, or on Instagram @1dropwater

ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.  Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in 400 cities in 60 countries on six continents.

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has six permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.